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Lay off the Candy, Alice Cooper!

Husband and I were having a conversation at the dinner table tonight about a band that we are going to see with some friends next month.  The band, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers (the lead singer was in the band … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Star Wars Sunday

How did you spend your last Sunday of 2015?  We awoke early to watch the force awaken – in 3-D at the IMAX. After the movie, which was awesome, we went out to eat for my favorite meal – second … Continue reading

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An Early Christmas (Photographically Represented Using Carter’s Stuffed Owls, Barney and Barney Jr.)

Last weekend we drove to Tucson to celebrate an early Christmas with family.  Cody and Carter’s cousins are heading out of town for the actual event, so we convened at my mother-in-law’s house for dinner and presents. Carter, of course, … Continue reading

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The Double Standard of Belief (or What to Wear to a Hanukkah Party)

My parents were both raised to believe in God.  Both of them, somewhere along the way, chose to stop. I was raised to notice and believe in the wholeness and beauty of nature.  That was our belief system, although at … Continue reading

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And the Stockings were Sorted

My school district closes for the entire week of Thanksgiving.  Cody and Carter’s school, however, is open Monday and Tuesday.  This means that I had two days off with no kids around the house.  Very nice. I did the typical … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Practicing Wearing Pants

The mornings have become cold here in Arizona.  The temperatures have been in the low 40’s when I drop the boys off at their school. And still, they do not want to wear pants.  Finally I insisted. So Carter wears … Continue reading

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The Substance of Grief

This morning, the first day after the day of the death of my father-in-law, I found myself trying to define the sense and complexity of grief. What could I use to define it?  Grief is a long list of adjectives … Continue reading

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Simple Sunday – Soda Fountain Smiles

Happiness is… a root beer float.

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Memories with a Side of Spice Cake

Tuesday would have been my dad’s 81st birthday.  It has been three and a half years since he died.  Cody was in Kindergarten and Carter was a preschooler.  Their memories of him, I’m afraid, are mostly built upon photographs and … Continue reading

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The Neatly Folded Napkins

Everyday as I pack my boys their school lunches, I make sure I include a napkin.  I don’t know why, but I carefully fold each napkin before placing it on top of their lunch container and zipping their lunch bag … Continue reading

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